National Action and Responses
Articles in this section discuss efforts on the national level to address issues with campaign finance reform.
This article documents a “fiercely non-partisan movement to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America, and end the legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics”
This article documents legislation introduced since 2010 in the United States Congress to address reform, transparency, disclosure, and regulation with regard to campaign finance issues. It is important for constituents to know how their elected officials have voted on these important issues. Legislators from Washington State proposing and/or voting for or against the legislation are identified. Some members of the U.S. House and Senate work doggedly for transparency, disclosure and election finance reform; and some members consistently vote against such legislation. Committee chairs determine whether a bill will move past the committee stage, which means most bills are never allowed a vote on the floor of the House or Senate.
This article provides an inventory of attempted legislative actions to address public financing of elections as a legislative solution to the effects of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. It also provides information about cases in which the League of Women Voters has lobbied on the bills. In the description of each bill, the role of Washington State Congressional delegation members has been highlighted.
This article provides an inventory of the work done by the League of Women Voters at the national, state and local levels related to campaign finance.
This article report documents the efforts by League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA) and League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) to compel an updated position by the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) regarding campaign finance reform. The saga begins at the 2012 LWV national convention in Washington D.C., and ends at the 2014 LWV national convention in Dallas.